Sport Fast-rising Arizona 2019 QB Kedon Slovis commits to USC
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Scottsdale Desert Mountain quarterback Kedon Slovis, jumping on USC's offer last week, announced Saturday on Twitter that he has committed to playing college football in the Pac-12 for the Trojans.
I'm very excited to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Southern California!✌
- Kedon Slovis (@Kedonslovis)
Slovis, 6-feet-3, 195 pounds, was one of the fastest-rising 2019 quarterback prospects in the last two months. He picked up his first offer on March 29. A dozen more offers followed since then.
"It was at the top of my list," Slovis said Saturday about USC. "I just wanted to take a few days, talk to my family and coaches, and make sure it was the right fit for me. Their academics are so great there. The football program is storied."
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The defending Pac-12 champions will be without a starting cornerback for the upcoming season.The Los Angeles Times follows up with confirmation from a USC spokesperson to say Jones will miss the season, although the reason was not confirmed. However, Jones was already known to have sit out of the spring practice schedule to focus on academics.
His only other Pac-12 offer came from Oregon State. This week, he picked up his first SEC offer from Vanderbilt.
"USC has been one of his favorite teams growing up," Desert Mountain coach David Sedmak said. "Their offense fits his strengths very well.
"They are only one of two Pac-12 teams to believe in him and extend an offer this early. He was clearly ignored by many others up until recently and he is excited to prove USC correct."
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An attorney representing former University of Southern California medical school dean Carmen Puliafito acknowledged at a state medical board hearing Wednesday that the physician used hard drugs while employed by the university, but that the doctor has been in recovery for months and should be allowed to practice medicine. The hearing marked the first time Puliafito's version of events has been aired publicly since the Los Angeles Times detailed his double life of using drugs and partying with criminals and prostitutes, causing upheaval at USC and prompting the medical board to investigate the Harvard-trained ophthalmologist.